I have been working in my classroom the past few days and finally have everything moved in, which is wonderful! I have just started to put up things and getting organized. Here are a few pictures of my new room:
My super cute pirate calendar! My calendar is magnetic and I placed on the back of my desk this year.
I have all the genre posters on my cabinets. This year I'm going to put the books we've read next to poster.
On the left side there are accuracy strategies and the right side there are comprehension strategies. Underneath there are short and long vowel posters. This is right behind my guided reading table.
My FACE/CAFE board. After taking this picture I notice it was crooked and fixed it....just didn't take a picture but you get the idea. I still need to put The Face of a Reader at the top of it. Then after the first day I will put up my students pictures with them holding up a book.
I got the idea to hang the buckets like this on Pinterest which I'm totally obsessed with now! I think it's a very cute idea so we'll see how it works out. It might be a little high for kids to right but I'm putting a stool right next to it to give them a boost.
I'm not in love with this board just yet so I might be changing it around a bit. It says "All Hands on Deck" and is for my class family jobs. Next to the job chart is my classroom rules on a ribbon. I really like the placement and how this turned out.
This is a view from my door. I started on this side of the room but clearly have not finished it. The shapes are at the top and below that is going to be my math board. Then I have my US map up and may put up a world map too. Then I'm going to put "Reading Takes Us Places" and we're going to list and mark on the map what books took us places on the map. As you can see the desk are together and there is still a big mess in the room.
This is my homeworkopoly board-obviously not done! I need to reconfigure it to fit the bulletin board. My ideas are either a. put a boarder around and make the board game pieces fit closer together on the board so it all comes together or b. just print off more pieces to make the board games pieces a bit longer. Thoughts? P.S. Although I love how bulletin boards look when they are done I do not like doing it. It takes me forever to do them and I try to be a perfectionist (which I never am), get frusterated, possibly walk away for awhile, and then end up just settling for good enough. (Sorry for the rant!)
Anyways I'm very excited about the new school year starting! Only 18 more days! Yes, 18! I've had a wonderful summer and I feel like it's time to get back into the school groove. I'm meeting my new team tomorrow and taking more pictures of a hopefully more put together room!